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Here's a green bean and tomato dish. It's easy and also a nice compliment
to beef. It also gives you a break from regular green beans.
Green Beans with Tomato
1 pound green beans, washed, trimmed and cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces
1/4 C. butter or margarine
1/4 C. finely chopped onion
1 small clove garlic, minced
1 Tbs. brown sugar
1 Tbs. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dried oregano, crushed
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 medium ripe tomatoes, cut up
In large saucepan, cook the green beans in a small amount of boiling salted water for
18 to 20 minutes or until crisp tender. Drain the green beans and set aside, keeping
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt the butter of mart
cook and stir over medium low heat for 3 minutes.
i. Add the onion and garlic.
tgano and pepper Add the tomatoes. Heat
Stir in the brown sugar, lemon juice, salt,
through, stirring occasionally.
Add the tomato mixture to the cooked, drained beans. Gently toss Transfer the mixture
to a warm serving dish and serve immediately.
If you are not a green bean lover, try using this recipe with other varieties of beans, and
you could afso use plum (Roma) tomatoes, or even yellow tomatoes (if you can find
them) for a less acidic dish.
Remember to always pack the brown sugar to equal the amount called for in a recipe
(of coarse unless it calls for it to be loose). I did not cook the beans in water, I steamed
them for about 7 to 8 minutes. Steaming the beans, I feel, keeps them more crisp
tender. You won't want mushy beans for this dish.
UNTIL NEXT WE EAT!
The Great American Puzzle
ter) a million
watts & a
of a watt
By Henry McClurg
5 in a
6 5th & 1st vowels of the alphabet
7 Texas has
9 robe with
worn by priests
|27 28 Hi
10 close off
16 slight furrow in parallel with others
20 one who bites
21 card game
(sounds like You-Ker)
23 Garza County
seat; stake of wood
to Lufkin, abbr.
26 things done
29 Texas town with
giant mule statue
32 famous battle
of March 6, 1336
in a mirror
37 Japanese dish
meat or shellfish
from long fibers
42 Texas city
closest to Lake
46 abbr. for
47 direction Corpus Christi to
48 not shut
49 to have being
51 British prince
that divorced the
Duchess of York
54 similar to a yelp
55 South American mammal related to a camel
56 3rd S 5th vowels of the alphabet
57 to temper
nines or metal
a man of
64 capital of the
13 verb suffix,
cause lo be
15 syllable that
same as zoo
16 interjection used
to urge silence
„„ singer Bruce,
suing alleged British bootleggers
62 shallow Australian
lake; couniy court
in medieval England
initials ("Try not
67 abbr. for Latin
ibidem, meaning 'in
the same place'
70 noun suffix
for 'one that
is associated with'
1 exert to
2 implements used
to accomplish work
3 soft wet earth
4 literary selection
8 do away with
11 official name
for the Texas
lottery, 2 words
32 group for
33 1st & 3rd vowels of the alphabet
35 level of
ability to learn
39 last 2
19 Texas city
with America's largest urban bat colony
20 a class of
22 'Home Alone'
23 Texas state tree
25 Nobel prize
winning author T.S.
or English statesman Sir John
28 official abbr.
for Canada's Yukon area, capital Whitehorse
29 abbr. for both
(depending on the
case of the 1st let-
41 Scottish for
loyal or true
46 sea eagle
50 grafted new
a bird's wing
51 8th month of
the year, abbr.
52 palm fruits
53 Old English runic letter that became today's W
56 not safe
to be eaten
by skeptical humor
65 time zone
of Ohio., abbr.
69 5th & 2nd vowels of the alphabet
' A HOUSTON VOICE EXCLUSIVE
HOROSCOPE FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 16 - 22,1996
IF THIS WEEK IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You love the
spotlight, and the center stage is your natural habitat.
Your sign is associated with the masculine and assertive force that naturally generates activity and growth.
Your driving force is your ego.
ARIES (March 21-April 20) There may be a possibility
of a money argument with someone close to you this
week. Have the confidence in your intuition, and follow
through with what you truly believe, when the time is
right. You will enjoy close rapport with co-workers on an
TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) Try not to become involved in a mild argument, or
in providing information that maybe confidential. Resist any urges to spend extravagantly, and remember to take heart to the phrase that all that glitters may not
be gold. How are you going to reach your goals?
GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) By using your patience and diplomacy skills this
week, you may be able to advance a business association. Your evening hours
will be filled with relaxation and romantic events. Any overt criticism must be
avoided if you want to advance at work.
CANCER (June 22 - July 23) A new romance may be waiting just around the corner. Work is really the name of the game this week, and if you try to get out of it,
you may just land in an even more restricted setting. Make the best of a rather
awkward situation concerning certain family members.
LEO (July 24- August 23) If you make it a point of putting aside dreary thoughts
and feelings this week, your love life, plus creative and pleasurable interests will
be happily featured. If you capitalize on your power of persuasion, you will
emerge a winner in any negotiations you take on.
VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) Such diverse, and yet important interests
such as domestic matters, property improvement, entertaining and career advancement will be highlighted this week. This is your time to turn on the charm if
you are looking for progress at work. Your charisma will get you far.
LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) A powerful new trend beginning this week
will include quite exciting romantic developments, as well as a freer flow of creative expression. All money dealings should be sound ifyou are paying attention to
details. Stop dreaming about a vacation and take one.
SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) A special relationship will be given a shot
in the arm during the week. Any news you hear during the week will be financially
helpful, although this may be a time of win some, lose some. Both patience and
objective thinking will do more good than acting impulsively.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) Both your home and monetary interests will be linked this week. Multiple interests may throw you for a loop at first,
but your fine organizational skills will rescue you. Personal plans may cut into
your work time, but not hinder any progress. Plan a long vacation.
CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20} Your plans this week, and those of a
family member may not mesh well at all, but someone has to give - guess who it
will be, and try to be cheerful about it. Days like this can teach us all a lesson.
Communication with another person becomes more meaningful.
AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19) Your self-confidence soars for the next
several weeks and now starts a trend in which your best traits and talents can be
intensified. Highlighted this week are romance and social popularity. Keep your
spending In control, don't be too quick to splurge.
PISCES (February 20 - March 20) This will be a positive week for financial and
career goals. Expect a favor from an unanticipated source - if not right away, then
in the very near future. Be wise and sidestep discussions on any touchy subjects.
Tempers may be high, and reasoning low.
YOU'VE GOT TNI FOWSR.